In the same manner in which he volleyed soccer balls all over the crowd, another of his rituals, Stewart tossed hit after hit after hit at a crowd of about 9,000. The response didn’t hit fever pitch all night, but it did percolate a few times, like during standards like “Twistin’ the Night Away” and “Reason to Believe.” The loudest cheer may have been when the videographer focused in on the Kansas City Chiefs logo on the side of O’Connor’s kick drum during his solo.
Longtime Chiefs game-day photographer Hank Young worked as an independent contractor and not a Chiefs employee. The lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Kansas City names the Chiefs and five other companies. It says he didn’t give his permission for the images to be used in the remodeled stadium.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, was among those on hand for the NFL in the closed-door session with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith was joined by players including Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel.